Russia - Volga Region (Chapter)
This is the Volga Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Travelling along or alongside the Volga River you encounter spectacular hilltop kremlins in Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Astrakhan, bombastic architecture in Volgograd, numerous lively provincial capitals, as well as picturesque stretches such as the Samara Bend.
- explore the waterways of the Volga Delta
- climb the stairs and paths of Mamaev Kurgan, Russia’s magnificent memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad
- restaurants and accommodation
- explore the culinary and cultural scenes in historic Nizhny Novgorod, brought together in an interesting ‘food and culture’ movement
Coverage includes: Nizhny Novgorod, Gorodets, Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Bolgar, Sviyazhsk, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Samara Bend, Shiryaevo, Saratov, Tolyatti, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Volga Delta, Republic of Kalmykia and Elista.
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